Police Blotter / Jail Log— April 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   April 9 • 12 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 1400 block of South Sixth Street. An officer advised there was no dispute and all was […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log — April 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 8 • 2:04 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute on the 1400 block of South Fourth Street. A woman was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. •  8:43 a.m., […]

Police Blotter— April 6-7

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 6 • 7:57 a.m., an alarm was reported at an office on the 300 block of East Washington Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • 9:19 a.m., a woman reported vandalism […]

What’s Happening — April 9-30

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Kindergarten registration and child find for children birth to four years old, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tucumcari Elementary School. Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall […]

Menus— April 9-15

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for April 9- April 15. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad, corn bread, strawberry short cake, ice crea, Friday Spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie Monday Taco salad, wild rice, […]

Food giveaway program coming to Tucumcari Monday

ECHO Inc., a non-profit charity, will distribute free food packages to seniors Monday from 10 a.m. to  1 p.m. at the Travis Nelson Building at the Quay County Fairgrounds, Doyle Frasier, director of the Ministry of Hope, said. To qualify for the food packages, seniors must be at least 60 years old and show proof […]

Coughenour named outstanding member of retiree group

Staff report Evelyn Coughenour of Tucumcari has been selected as the Outstanding Unit Member of the Quay County Association of Educational Retirees. Coughener began working for the Tucumcari Public Schools in 1970 as a secretary at an elementary school and later transferred to Tucumcari Middle School.  She also became active in the Tucumcari School Federal […]

Dinosaur expert to speak at historical group’s dinner

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute is likely to get some pre-history along with history as  Axel Hungerbuehler, Ph.D., curator of the Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum and Paleontology chair, speaks at its annual dinner April 20. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge No. 1172, 2118 S. […]

Development funds aid expansions

John Mihm, chief executive of Buena Vista Labs, LLC, pauses
while stocking eyeglass frames at the  laboratory’s retail outlet at Second Street and Historic Route 66 Boulevard, Tucumcari.
Mihm plans to use Local
Economic Development Act funds to expand Buena Vista’s wholesale lens processing business.

  By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Two business expansion projects in Tucumcari, one for a cheese manufacturer and the other for a local eyeglass lens maker, are set to receive nearly $1.5 million in state and local economic development funding aid. The larger of these two projects, an addition to the already planned expansion […]

Bomb threat forces bank to close

Tucumcari Police Cpl. Clay Huffman turns customers away Monday morning
from the Wells Fargo Bank in Tucumcari following a bomb threat. Officers
searched the building and found no  explosives.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Wells Fargo bank in Tucumcari was evacuated and closed for two hours Monday as law local enforcement officers responded to a bomb threat, according to Brett Welcher, Wells Fargo spokesman. At 11 a.m. Monday,  Tucumcari police Quay County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report that a bomb had […]